Introduction to the Etiquette and Background of an Irish Session

Have you ever entered a pub to find a group of folks sitting at the tables,
enjoying a few pints and playing Irish tunes together? It’s not a performance and
not really a jam, but something in between. Community music-making in a pub is an Irish tradition, now shared around the world and it’s often called a “session.” If you’ve ever wished you could join in the musical conversation, come and learn how a session works and the guidelines that keep it enjoyable for all involved.

Presenter: Riley School of Irish Music

Founded in 1996 by Susan Cross Gilligan, the Riley School of Irish Music is a community of children, teens and adults dedicated to the pursuit of Irish traditional music. We are dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Irish music. We offer a wide range of classes and workshops for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Our experienced instructors specialize in traditional Irish instruments such as the fiddle, tin whistle, and bodhran, even traditional Irish singing.

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